Chief Asia Film Critic, Maggie Lee wrote, “Mostofa Sarwar Farooki proves he’s a singular voice in Bangladeshi cinema”. Variety’s Jay Weissberg wrote, “Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is a key exemplar of the Bangladeshi new wave cinema movement.” The Hollywood Reporter wrote “Mostofa Sarwar Farooki could be the next Southeast Asian filmmaker to break out” in the review of his acclaimed 2012 film Television. Television was the closing film at Busan and won The Grand Jury Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Farooki’s fourth feature was selected for numerous international festivals and was Bangladesh’s submission to the Oscars. Farooki, pioneer of the progressive filmmakers’ movement Chabial, set new trends in his country’s film industry in the late 1990s. His body of work has addressed themes ranging from middle class angst to the confines of conservative Muslim concepts of guilt and redemption. Farooki is currently developing his next film, No Land’s Man, which won development prizes at India’s Film Bazaar and the APSA-MPA film fund.